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Near-riot breaks out in orderly Singapore over limited-edition Adidas collection

Postby flyawayhome » Mon, 26 Feb 2018 2:52 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: A rare skirmish erupted in orderly Singapore on Friday – and the triggering event was rather… inconsequential.

The “incident” occurred at the Republic’s Pacific Plaza mall at Scotts Road, where the Adidas Originals outlet was launching its new, limited-edition apparel and footwear produced in collaboration with US artiste Pharrell Williams.

A crowd of hyped up Adidas fans had formed a queue at the outlet by 8am, eager for products in the Adidas by Pharrell Williams – Hu Holi Blank Canvas collection, which ranged in price from RM682 to RM1,128 per item.

But the sale was limited to one piece of apparel and one pair of shoes per person, so the crowd’s kiasu-ness level was understandably off the charts.

Perhaps due to an unforeseen event, the store opened two hours behind schedule – at 10am – by which time shoppers were already riled up.

According to the Straits Times, someone suddenly tried to cut queue – and that’s when pandemonium broke out (but in a rather tame, Singaporean way).

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